which holster for my 3" 1911

which holster for my 3" 1911

This is a discussion on which holster for my 3" 1911 within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just picked up my Springfield Micro Compact .45 (3 inch 1911) and now I need a nice holster for it. I was originally gonna ...

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    which holster for my 3" 1911

    I just picked up my Springfield Micro Compact .45 (3 inch 1911) and now I need a nice holster for it.

    I was originally gonna get a crossbreed... I had one for my XD but it just seemed big and cumbersome... maybe it was the XD's fault.

    My normal attire is jeans or shorts and a tshirt so i was thinking IWB but I'd be open to OWB if it can be worn under a regular tshirt.
    ...my budget is $100 or less

    I was also looking at milt sparks summer special but didn't see that they made them for 3 inch 1911's

    for fun here are some pics of my new gun



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    Less than $100, maybe a TT IWB.
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    Look at the sticky up top of the forum page it has a list of all kinds of holster makers and websites. You can check there work out and see what you like, that's what I am doing for my next purchase.

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    Nice weapon - my EDC weapon is usually a Kimber Ultra CDP II - so same format.. they even look similar.

    I have both a Crossbreed Supertuck and a Milt Sparks VMII -- I usually wear the VMII... so if you can get one, go for it. They're damn fine holsters.
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    Sparks VM2 is $108 I believe. Best money spent on a dedicated IWB.
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    I carry a 3" SA Micro also in a Wild Bill's Covert Carry, very comfortable and secure.

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    Pure Kustoms makes a Black Ops IWB/OWB two in one. Its about $150.00 but you're getting two holsters in one
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    Alessi Gun Holsters

    Call Tom and ask him what he has in stock for immediate delivery.

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    Check out the Tucker Gunleather Secret IWB.

    Have one on order for my compact, but haven't received it yet so can't tell you much about it other than I like the looks of it.

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    The Master Holster Link at the top is very informative.
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    Get a defender from K&D holsters. You won't regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyebedam View Post
    Get a defender from K&D holsters. You won't regret it.
    Thanks for all the suggestions.. those K & D defender holsters might just be the ticket.

    For now I just ordered a smartcarry. I figure it will be good to have for when I just wanna wear shorts and a light tshirt.

    I think later on I'll get a K&D for all other occasions... or maybe even save up some more and give Rocky a call ;)

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    For that pistol I would scrap up more money for a holster........that gun is very sweet....but there are lots of fine holster for under the 100 mark
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    Heyyy, that looks just like mine! I bought & tried several holsters before I settled-in with a Milt Sparks Summer Special. It's the overall best I've found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Heyyy, that looks just like mine! I bought & tried several holsters before I settled-in with a Milt Sparks Summer Special. It's the overall best I've found.
    cool man.. is the summer special built for a 3 inch?.. or does it extend past the barrel.

    How does the summer special hold up as far as printing goes when you bend over?

    If you have time it would be cool to see some pics of how well the SS conceals

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